Stockholm Chess Challenge 2019: Game on!

The first round of Stockholm Chess Challenge. Pics from the playing venue, the opening ceremony and of Savitha B Shri. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

The 4th Stockholm Chess Challenge sponsored by Data Respons started on Friday with 18 participants, all eager to win the tournament or get an IM- or GM-norm.

The tournament started with a blast for the young Indian girl Savitha B Shri, the current world champion for female under 12 years old. She won against Sweden’s Kaan Kücüksari who came back after a surgery (!) on hospital last weekend.

Two rounds will be played during this Saturday. The rounds start at 10 AM CET and 5 PM CET. You can follow the live boards here.

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The GM parade in Stockholm Chess Challenge 2019

Kirill Stupak, Belarus (2547), Nikita Maiorov, Belarus (2540) and Erik Blomqvist, Sweden (2496) are the GM:s so far in Stockholm Chess Challenge 2019. Dates: 26 April–1 May.

The organization committee still accept late GM entries and can give conditions. Interested? Please email ingemar.falk@mail.com

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Savitha Shri - U 12 world champion joins Stockholm Chess Challenge

The Indian super talent Savitha Shri will play in Stockholm Chess Challenge. She is the current world champion for female under 12 years old.

In this video Chessbase´s co-founder Frederic Friedel explains why he think that Savitha Shri will be a world class female player in the future.

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GM Nikita Maiorov returns to Stockholm Chess Challenge

Nikita Maiorov is yet again a strong GM in Stockholm Chess Challenge. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

The Russian Grandmaster Nikita Maiorov has a new favourite tournament in Sweden and that is Stockholm Chess Challenge. The strong GM from Russia will certainly be among the favourites in this years edition of Stockholm Chess Challenge.

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GM Erik Blomqvist joins Stockholm Chess challenge

Grandmaster Erik Blomqvist joins Stockholm Chess Challenge 2019. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

Grandmaster Erik Blomqvist will play also in this years edition of Stockholm Chess Challenge. He has been a frequent guest in the tournament since the beginning in 2016.

Erik Blomqvist became Swedish Champion 2016 and he has played both in the Olympiad and World Championships for the Swedish team.

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